An update for Hyundai’s cheapest car in Australia has hit showrooms. You get more features and smart connected car technology, but you miss out on the more comprehensive updates introduced abroad.
UPDATE, January 12, 2023: Hyundai Australia has confirmed all the details about the Hyundai Headquarters 2023 scope. unit of The November 2022 story below has been updated and featured, with new photos and details.
an updated 2023 Hyundai Venue Urban SUV It’s hit Australian showrooms, but it’s nowhere near as complete as the midlife facelift being rolled out overseas.
Australia has confirmed updates across the range for the 2023 model year, with more standard features, the addition of Hyundai’s Bluelink connected car system on the flagship Elite, and price increases of up to $960.
However, the Australian cars miss out on the refreshed look that debuted in India, with a restyled front end inspired by the big Palisade seven-seater, a new rear bumper and full-width LED taillights, plus a Tucson-style steering wheel and a new sportier N Line variant.
These changes appear to be exclusive to Venue models built in India, sold there, or exported to markets such as South Africa. Venues sold in Australia, South Korea, and the US are built in South Korea.
The differences between the places in India and South Korea are more than skin deep; Indian cars sit on a shorter floor and use lower-profile bumpers, unlocking lower Indian tax rates for cars under four meters long, and are likely built to less stringent safety standards.
While the new look may not arrive here – even though the Venue is due for a facelift – it launched three years ago – Australian venues will get additional tech by 2023, accompanied by price hikes of $140 to $960.
All Venue models will get a wireless smartphone charger, an additional front USB port, and a redesigned instrument cluster, with digitized readouts and a 4.2-inch driver display (replacing two analog dials and a 3.5-inch display). ).
Also new is Rear Occupant Alert, which reminds the driver to check the rear seats before getting out of the car, and a pole-style antenna, which replaces the low-profile ‘shark fin’.
The flagship Venue Elite is the second Hyundai model in Australia to offer Bluelink, which introduces owners to a range of remote control functions via a smartphone app, from remote unlocking to vehicle status.
These include an automatic collision notification, automatic SOS emergency call function, weather and calendar integration, a ‘valet mode’, voice control, ‘connected’ navigation and a selection of remote functions.
Also new for the 2023 Venue Elite, which is affected by the biggest price increase of any variant, at $960, is an auto-dimming rearview mirror and two USB-C ports for rear-seat passengers.
Buyers are expected to continue to be able to choose between the base Venue, mid-range Active and top-end Elite variants, all powered by a 1.6-litre non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine that sends out 90kW and 151Nm at the top of the range. front wheels.
A six-speed manual transmission is only available on the base Venue, as it is expected to be dropped for 2023 models. A six-speed automatic costs an additional $2,000 on the base model, or standard on other trims.
Changes to the color palette are also anticipated for 2023. Premium paint continues to cost an additional $595, while a two-tone finish for the roof, mirrors, and body garnish is available on the Elite (although it comes at the cost of the power sunroof).
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Prices for Australia of the Hyundai Venue 2023
- Venue Manual: $21,900 (up to $160)
- Auto place: $23,900 (up to $140)
- Automatic Venue Active: $26,000 (up to $310)
- Automatic Venue Elite: $28,500 (up to $960)
Note: All prices exclude en route costs.
Standard features of the 2023 Hyundai Venue include:
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless/wired Android Auto, Bluetooth
- 4.2-inch driver’s instrument display (new)
- Four speaker sound system
- Wireless smartphone charging (new)
- One additional front USB-C port (new)
- fabric seat upholstery
- Dusk-sensing halogen headlamps with daytime running lights, auto high beam
- reversing camera
- Power windows and locks
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- lane keep assist
- Driver Attention Warning
- Rear Occupant Alert (New)
- multifunction steering wheel with “custom” button (new)
- cruise control
- Tire pressure monitoring
- six airbags
- Pole Antenna (replaces shark fin design)
2023 Hyundai Venue Active adds (on Venue):
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- rear parking sensors
- Six speaker sound system
- ‘Premium’ fabric seat upholstery
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- Power folding side mirrors with built-in indicators
- LED daytime running lights
2023 Hyundai Venue Elite adds (over Active):
- Bluelink connectivity (new)
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror (new)
- Two rear USB-C ports (new)
- satellite navigation
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless removed)
- automatic climate control
- power sunroof
- blind spot monitoring
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- LED rear lights
- Rear privacy glass (tinted windows)
- Automatic up/down driver’s window